With over two decades of leadership experience in national mission-driven nonprofits, Melanie brings a wealth of expertise to the role, having previously served as the Executive Vice-President of the National Association of Workforce Boards and as the Director of Government and External Affairs at Opportunity Nation. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Iowa State University, and her proven track record in guiding organizations through growth and transformation, coupled with her passion for community-driven initiatives, aligns seamlessly with Arlington Thrive’s mission and values, positioning her to lead us into a future of even greater impact and success. Melanie’s commitment to collaboration, community engagement, and inclusivity makes her an ideal leader to continue supporting the diversity, stability, and vibrancy of Arlington.

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